The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Century Bancorp. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is unavialble, but historically the EPS change was 17.11% over the last twelve months. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Century Bancorp is adding value for shareholders.



Century Bancorp trades as part of the banking industry and is in the financial services sector. The company CEO is Barry R. Sloane. Century Bancorp Inc is a Massachusetts based commercial bank that provides a range of services to commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CNBKA shares had a previous change of -0.03% which opened at 76.90 and closed at 77.03. It moved to an intraday high of 77.03 and a low of 76.90.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CNBKA shares returned 0.00% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 14.76%. Over three months, it changed -4.48%. In one year it has changed -0.82% and within that year its

52-week high was 84.49 and its 52-week low was 65.15. CNBKA stock is 18.23% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 76.31 and a 50 day moving average of 75.28. Right now, CNBKA stock is trading 0.94% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $428.9m with 5.6m shares outstanding and a float of 4.6m shares. Trading volume was 669 shares and has experienced an average volume of 6,907 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Century Bancorp was 6.5 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.85.



Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.78
09-30-2018:  1.72
06-30-2018:  1.62
03-31-2018:  1.38

The dividend per share is currently 0.48, which is a dividend yield of 0.62%.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 17.30% of insider ownership and 45.00% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.89

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.92%, return on assets is 0.73%, profit margin is 23.62%, price-to-sales is 2.80 and price-to-book is 1.43.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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